Tuesday, December 6, 2011

This Week at ECV: 12/7-12/13

This Week: 12/7-12/13
The Scoop

Kingdom Cafe
The youth ministry team is hosting a Spoken Word open mic night on Saturday, December 10th at the New Haven YMCA, 52 House Street, at 8:00pm.

Christmas Giving Opportunity
ECV will be buying Christmas gifts for 15 children who currently live in Steppingstone's Transitional Housing units. The parents of these families are working hard to find jobs and more permanent housing to provide for their families, and often don't have money left over to buy presents for their kids. We will purchase and wrap the gifts for them and then give those gifts anonymously to their parents, who will then give the presents to their kids.

So, how can you help out?

Give Money: We will be collecting donations during the NEXT Sunday Gathering on the 11th. We hope to spend $25 per kid, so you can choose to "sponsor" part of a gift or more! If you can't make it on a Sunday, email Hannah to arrange sending your donations to her (checks payable to ECV, write "CCA Christmas" in memo).
Buy/Wrap Gifts: We will provide you the name, age, gender, and wishlist of kid(s) that you want to buy gifts for and we will be collecting wrapped gifts on Sunday, 12/18. Email Hannah if you are interested in doing this.
Meet the families at Steppingstone Christmas Reception: On Tuesday, 12/20, from 5:30 - 7:30pm at 660 Winchester Ave., we will be co-hosting a Christmas reception at the Steppingstone building to meet the families who've received our gifts.
Email Hannah if you are interested in helping out or have any questions.

On Deck
  • Christmas Eve Service: Dwight Hall Chapel, 6-7 pm
  • Christmas Day Service: 4pm

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